| Aug 24, 2012
In 1956, Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, freshly fired from his job at a downtown insurance company, bid goodbye to the 9-to-5 life and headed for the Malibu shore, where he built himself a shack out of wood scraps and palm fronds and sailed into surfing...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster.
However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Indie folk, or chamber pop, or whatever it’s called when musicians sing together over an acoustic/electric mix of instruments (it used to be called “folk rock”), is full of recycled chord progressions and predictable vocal harmonies....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It's now summertime (unofficially) in Ocean City and some of you will be hitting the shore for the first time since last year. I took a gander around town during last week's Memorial Day celebrations, looking for new places and new faces. If you're headed...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
When Kristin Hanggi picked up the script for a new musical last fall, good vibrations must have been in the air. She was even getting excitations.
The script was for "Surf the Musical," a new show being developed in Las Vegas that's drawn from and...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:37 AM
As lifelong fans gathered to see the reunited Beach Boys play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on June 3, there was an undeniable aura of nostalgia in the endless summer air.
After playing a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2, the...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Early on "That's Why God Made the Radio," the new Beach Boys album released earlier this month, comes "Isn't It Time," a breezy pop song bursting at its seams with the group's instantly recognizable vocal harmonies.
"The world is changed and yet the game...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:58 PM
A few years ago, two of my Canadian cousins were visiting California and stopped back at the house enthused.
The cause of their excitement? They had been driving around in their rental car when the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" came on the radio. After...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Mississippi native Dent May has genre-jumped from cowboy-psych to ukulele tunes and all around from there. Now the southern eclecticist has put together a record of '80s synth pop, with dinky drum programming, ultra-compressed guitar sounds, puffed-up...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:48 PM
WSBT-TV learned Wednesday there have been a rash of fake court filings around the country against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky ... including paperwork filed this week in federal court here in South Bend.
WSBT's Fact Finder...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The year 1962 did not seem to portend great things in the world of pop music.
The brightest lights of '50s music -- including Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley -- were either inactive, in jail, or not making the kind ofrock 'n' roll that made...